Performers Nikki Nine and Joanna Angel are no longer under contract with Hustler Video, according to several sources.
In the case of Nine, Hustler marketing manager Kristin Spillers confirmed to AVN.com, "It is true that she is no longer an exclusive Hustler contract star, but we wish her all the best, and we still plan on supporting and promoting the movies that we have filmed her in to date and that will be coming out in the months ahead."
As far as Angel is concerned, neither party would offer any comment. AVN.com learned of the development from multiple individuals close to the situation, but Angel and Spillers both declined to confirm or deny the report.
Hustler — through sister imprint VCA Pictures — just released Angel's Porny Monster, and has issued three other titles from the performer/director — Joanna's Angels, Joanna's Angels 2: Alt Throttle and Joanna Angel's Guide 2 Humping — as well as the compilation Deep Inside Joanna Angel.
Nine's short-lived tenure as a Hustler girl yielded Educating Nikki, released just three days ago, and the forthcoming The Erotic Adventures of Nikki Nine, among other unannounced titles.